Report: US threatens Gaza aid over Hamas audits of NGOs

The US State Department threatened on Thursday to cut the aid funds it sends to the Gaza Strip if Hamas continues to insist upon a supervisory role in foreign aid organizations operating in the Strip, The New York Times reported.
After months of tensions with non-governmental organizations, Hamas suspended operations of the International Medical Corps early this week, prompting Washington to issue the threat via a third party, the Times reported.
The source of the problem is that because Hamas is listed as a terrorist group by the United States, any on-site audits - as demanded by Hamas - would violate rules forbidding direct contact with the organization, putting their American funding at risk, the newspaper said.
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